Immigration

Just over 3 percent of children under 18 living in America were foreign-born in 2013. In striving to make it through the K-12 system and on to higher education, this small but important portion of public school students faces special challenges. See all our Special Reports

Defying political pushback, private colleges quietly enroll undocumented students

Outside financial support helps, but post-election realities may overcome bold rhetoric

Muslim girls in Trump’s America: “I’m not going to cower into fear”

After Trump: Some observant Muslim students say they feel targeted, but still hopeful

Schoolchildren “have a lot of questions and a lot of fear” in aftermath of Trump victory

Teachers rush to reassure students put on edge by President-elect Trump

How can being bilingual be an asset for white students and a deficit for immigrants?

One Boston school considers it an ‘act of social justice’ to teach Latinos in Spanish

California voters overturn English-only instruction law

Multilingual Education Act passes and revives bilingual education in one of nation's most diverse states

Chinese “parachute kids” tackle U.S. schools on their own

Students who grew up in China or Taiwan are enrolling in U.S. private and public schools, often with little support at home.

Schools are under federal pressure to translate for immigrant parents

Abdullahi Ibrahim, right, helps Zeynab Warsame fill out an evaluation form after a parent conference session in Syracuse City School District in New York. Ibrahim is a nationality…

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Data show segregation by income (not race) is what’s getting worse in schools

The intersection of poverty and race is producing larger and more alarming achievement gaps

Bilingual battle brewing in California…again

California poised to make major shift towards bilingual education, pending the results of fall election, but lacks enough qualified teachers

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